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Inter-Agency Working Group on Youth & Peacebuilding

Youth4Peace Facilitator • 26 August 2016

The Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding (WG-YPB) was established in 2012 as part of the broader UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD). The WG-YPB is co-chaired by United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the United Network of Youth Peacebuilders (UNOY) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and brings together a wide constituency of civil society organizations, including youth-led and youth-focused organizations, UN entities, donors, academia and inter-governmental bodies. This WG-YPB provides overall guidance and support to the growing community of practice on youth, peace and security (YPS) and helps coordinate ways to translate SCR 2250 policy into practice; improve and amplify evidence-based practice; support and advocate for young people’s meaningful participation in peace and security efforts globally and locally.

The Working Group developed the Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding, which defined nine overarching principles to ensure meaningful involvement of young people in building peace. The Guiding Principles helped shift policy discussions towards the recognition of young people’s role for building peace and paved the wa​y for the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security and the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 in December 2015. 

 

Please contact the co-chairs, if your organization wants to get more involved:

Saji Prelis
Cécile Mazzacurati
Sölvi Karlsson

Co-Chair–SFCG
sprelis@sfcg.org

Co-Chair–PBSO
mazzacurati@un.org

Co-Chair–UNOY
solvi.karlsson@unoy.org